This unique Emerald Lake tour, among the best Alaska shore excursions for visitors fond of history and nature, begins with transport from the place of your choosing in Skagway. And then it’s off into nature! You’ll be traveling along the same path that ambitious Klondike Gold Rushers followed in 1898; can you feel the history? Your driver/ personal guide, a seasoned Alaska expert, will be at your side all day to field any questions you may have en-route to Emerald Lake and the Yukon. Notice something interesting out the window? Pull over and take a look! It’s your tour, after all! On the way to Carcross, your guide will help you to figure out the ideal option for your scenic hike (make sure to bring your camera!). Then, upon arrival in Carcross, you’ll enjoy a historic tour of the odd adventure outpost, including time at Carcross Desert, a dreamscape sea of sand surrounded by mountains and rainforest!
The Private Emerald Lake & Hiking Tour, certainly one of the best Alaska shore excursions for guests that want to do things on their own terms, might just be exactly what your crew is looking for! Remember, though: the exclusive excursion is limited to 14 people max, so, as with other Yukon tours from Skagway, bookings are recommended far in advance. Also note that base price is for the entire group, rather than per person; see the pricing tab for more information.
For an even more active private tour, take a look at Juneau's Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek .
SKAGWAY TOURS DETAILS:
|TOUR TIME||Meeting TIME||duration||drop-off time||available|
|7:30 a.m.||7:20 a.m.||7 hours||2:30 p.m.||7 days/week|
We hired a car for a six hour tour into the Yukon Territory. Our tour guide, Max, was a wonderful young man who was from Skagway. Max had a very good understanding of the area and showed us everything. We did not see wildlife but the scenery was spectacular. I would recommend this for anyone visiting Skagway. If you can get Max as your tour guide you will have a wonderful experience.
We so enjoyed our private tour with Max. He was hospitable, friendly, flexible and informative. We felt he went out of his way to be accommodating to our desires and offered suggestions that were helpful. We hope others will secure his services.
Max was an AWESOME tour guide!! He took our entire family on a private 4hour tour - we wanted to take our time and not be on a set schedule. This tour was perfect! Not only did we have great weather, but Max and his stories were so much fun! Plus - he is a great photographer with a lot of patience (he had to deal with 8 or 9 cameras at several stops!)
We had such a super day with our tour guide. We explored and saw well beyond what we thought we would. The highlight was the bear and cubs along the side of the road. Thanks for a great day!